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Abstract #3859

Free Breathing Real-Time Functional Cardiac Imaging at 3 Tesla

Felix Schwab1, Florian Schwarz1, Olaf Dietrich1, Konstantin Nikolaou1, Carmel Hayes2, Maximilian Reiser1, Daniel Theisen1

1Department of Clinical Radiology, University Hospital Grosshadern, Munich, Bavaria, Germany; 2Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany

Free breathing single-shot real-time protocols can be used for for functional cardiac imaging in cases of arrhythmia and when patients do not tolerate breath hold. This work investigate a volunteer study of several such protocols at 3 Tesla. Consistency with the gold standard cine protocols is found and SNR studies reveal significantly improved image quality as compared to 1.5 Tesla.